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NASW Social Work Pioneers® 2020 Nomination Submission Deadline Extended

The NASW Social Work Pioneers® nomination submission deadline has been extended from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. The Pioneer Steering Committee will consider completed packages received by April 30 at the June Pioneer Steering Committee Meeting.  To learn more about submitting a Pioneer nomination, please follow this link >>


The Pioneer program honors members of the social work profession who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the profession. The program identifies and recognizes individuals whose unique dedication, commitment, and determination have improved social and human conditions. Since its launch in 1994, the Pioneer Program has inducted nearly 800 accomplished individuals to its rolls.  A comprehensive collection of their stories can be found within the NASW Pioneer Biography Index.